Minister's letter.

February 2020

Dear friends,

“And when they had come to the place called Calvary [the Place of a Skull] there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left.” Luke 23:33.

Do you ever get dragged into an argument? Perhaps between your children or grandchildren. Work colleagues or fellow disciples at church? You are probably in a position where you love both parties dearly and know whatever you say, you know will upset at least one side. Its hard isn’t it. 

During April we celebrate the joy of the resurrection on Easter morning. Before Easter we have Good Friday where we remember the pain of crucifixion of our Lord and Saviour whose life was cut short because he upset people. Crucified with two others one on his left and one on his right. The person in the middle was crucified. The one who tried to bring reconciliation between God and people, who tried to bring healing and resolve conflict.

What about us? Do we ever feel we are in the middle trying to facilitate reconciliation, healing and resolve conflict? Possibly feel we are in such a difficult position. I wish I could give you an answer. One of favourite hymns, What a Friend we have in Jesus, does make a suggestion.

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged
Take it to the Lord in prayer

 

Life at Linacre has its ups and downs, I do believe prayer can help us put so many of life’s problems in perspective. Prayer is always part of our worship on a Sunday as well as our prayer meetings om a Monday and Thursday evening.

During the season on Easter lets remember to pray to the one who was in the middle.

God Bless,

Luke